Marriage License of Robert Gwyn Mitchell and Lena Carhart


Marriage license of Robert Gwyn Mitchell and Lena Bell Carhart, 1891, in Macon Co., Missouri.

Ebenezer Sparhawk Jr. Sermon #103, 1762


Ebenezer Sparhawk Jr’s sermon #103, dated Templetown, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 30, 1762, preached at Templetown on July 25 1762 a.m. and preached second on December 9 1764 p.m. My grandmother, Dorothy Mitchell McClure, who had the original sermon in her possession, supplied me the photocopy many years ago.

“Suicide of a Free-Love at Berlin Heights”, July 16, 1858

The below news article concerns the suicide of Charles Latch at the Berlin Heights free love community. He was only nineteen, and as is apparent from his declaration, he had suffered from a seeming life time of depression and despair. A search for the name finds nothing in the 1850 census, but does show his […]

Noyes Land, Barton County, Missouri


We can see on this map land of brothers Ray Noyes and Paul Noyes, sons of James Allen Noyes, adjoining land of Orrin Ellie Harmon in Barton County, Missouri. James Allen Noyes moved to Barton County during the infancy of Liberal, Missouri.

Levy Jones and Jessie Brewer Jones


A very cool photo of Jessie Brewer Jones and her husband Levy Jones, courtesy of Dieanna and Jim Swearngin. Jessie was a daughter of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler, and sibling of this blog’s Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer who married Ray Noyes and resided in Liberal, Missouri. Jessie was born 1888 Jan 10 […]

Dorothy Noyes and Lloyd McKenney


Lloyd Clinton McKenney, b. Jan 28 1909 in Chautauqua Co., Kansas, on July 28 1928 married, at Girard, Crawford, Kansas, Dorothy Nadeen Noyes b. Jan 13 1908 at Liberal, Barton, Missouri. Dorothy died April 28, 1985 at Carthage, Jasper, Missouri. Lloyd died Nov 17 1992 at Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas. Lloyd was a son of […]

Kalamazoo County Directory on James Noyes

From a “History of Kalamazoo County”: Dr. Nathan M. Thomas came from Jefferson County, Ohio, in June, 1830, and began the practice of his profession, being the first practising physician in the county. He lived on “the West-side,” until 1832, when he removed to the village of Schoolcraft, where he has since resided, having, for […]

Denison Hotel, from “This Strange Town–Liberal Missouri” by J. P. Moore


Checking with the copyright catalogue, I find copyright was made in 1963 by J. P. Moore but was never renewed, which means the book has entered the public domain. The author is long since deceased. THIS STRANGE TOWN–LIBERAL MISSOURI A HISTORY OF THE EARLY YEARS 1880 – 1910 BY J. P. MOORE Return to the […]

Obituary of Addie McKenney McWhirt


Addie McKenney Mcwhirt, b. 1864, married Samuel McWhirt. She was a daughter of George McKenney and Isabella Love, and sister of George W. McKenney Jr. (direct line of this blog). Services Held Saturday for Addie McWhirt Services for Addie McWHIRT, 86 year old pioneer resident of the Hominy area, were conducted Saturday afternoon in in […]

Hiram Q. Shaffer

Hiram Q. Shaffer was a son of George Shaffer. The family of George Shaffer was entwined with ours, living beside them in Van Buren County, Iowa, and a possible relation married with our family. They and family and neighbors had a kind of exodus from Harrison County, Ohio to Iowa in the late 1840s, another […]